The posts here have been skewing toward sourdough bakery lately, a lot. The last loaf I made might have been one of the best though. I’ll try to broaden the scope of my posts a bit in the future…

In other news, we checked out a few of the groups performing at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s Open Stages. This is a really special neighborhood event worth marking the calendar for (next year).


Black and white photo of Dave Brubeck at a piano with text: "SORRY, NERDS 5/4 IS DAVE BRUBECK DAY"

Another week has passed and I have little to share other than this excellent May the 4th meme of unknown provenience. Credit to the owner. Or, is it credit to the creator? Either way, I take no credit–just sharing.


Sailing season is right around the corner–in this part of the world anyway. Uno went into the water this week, unexpectedly early thanks to some of the guys at the club. That’s one less thing on my pre-season todo list. The next step is cleaning and rigging. I hope to get a shakeout sail in over the next couple weeks.

I did some more tweaking/experimenting with my Low Effort Sourdough Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread. The results were good. Plus, I got some good advice on Mastodon about pushing the whole wheat content even higher and adding some oat flour. I’ll try that out next weekend.


This was a vacation week, for the most part. I did get back to the grind on Friday as I slogged through my inbox. Not much else to say other than it’s good to be home and nice to be greeted with leaves on the trees that were still looking quite wintry when I left.


Two sailboats in Caribbean waters, a double rainbow and islands in the distance.
A double rainbow off Norman Island.

Due to travel, this weeknote is late and brief.

My One a Day project wrapped up this week. It’s great that the last photo is solar eclipse related (no, I didn’t plan that).

For my birthday, I was treated to one of the best restaurant meals in recent memory at Metropolis. Highly recommended.

I was off to the British Virgin Islands on a sailing trip for most of the week. The double rainbow shown here greeted us on our first morning on the water.